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facetiously


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facetious  \Fa*ce"tious\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  fac['e]tieux.  See 
  {Faceti[ae]}.] 
  1.  Given  to  wit  and  good  humor;  merry;  sportive;  jocular;  as 
  a  facetious  companion. 
 
  2.  Characterized  by  wit  and  pleasantry;  exciting  laughter; 
  as  a  facetious  story  or  reply.  --  {Fa*ce"tious*ly},  adv 
  --  {Fa*ce"tious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  facetiously 
  adv  :  not  seriously;  "I  meant  it  facetiously"  [syn:  {jokingly},  {tongue-in-cheek}] 




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